Although Santa Cruz' The Expendables play an energetic hybrid of rock, ska and reggae. Its members themselves take pride in being way laid back, and that's what led to the band's most recent offering: the all-acoustic Gone Soft. Speaking from Tallahassee on a day off from the tour and in anticipat ... More >>
Whether solo or in Uncle Tupelo or Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar has created a canon of alt-country and Americana music that may be unrivaled. Brooding and intense, Farrar's songs chronicle the darker side of human emotions and like his songs, Farrar isn't the most upbeat guy on the block. ... More >>
Back in the mid '80s, you couldn't find a more fun experience than catching Southern Culture on the Skids. Rick Miller's psychobilly/surf rock creation could turn even the most modest of crowds into a seething, food throwing collection of fools that seemed to feed on the music's trailer park charm. ... More >>
That time of year has come again. There's nothing better than going to the closet and dusting off the old Laserdisc collection of Christmas movies. Stories old and new take you to a world where the temperature is less than 60 degrees and of the food is always...memorable. Here's a list of four gr ... More >>
By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
FlickrDon't ask me out for a drink because, 1.) I'm cheap and 2.) at the height of holiday shopping insanity, I like to leave my house less than Sigorney Weaver in Copycat. So I stay home, watch TV, read and drink. My drink of choice is usually peppermint Schnapps in hot chocolate. Yes, I kno ... More >>
A scene from The Royal Tenenbaums.Hey, it's almost Oscar season! Well, kind of. This much is sure: The summer's about to crest and the shitty movies will finally wash ashore like a dead, bloated whale. Then, the good films will come! You know the Hollywood drill -- and, often, it involves Hollywo ... More >>